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  1. This is definitely not a full Snow goose. This looks like a good candidate for Snow x Ross's to me. The head shape is not that of a regular Ross's. The grin patch is not large enough for a Snow among other things. The grayish base of the bill is also present on the hybrid.. so hybrid Snow x Ross's gets my vote.

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    On 1/24/2019 at 7:46 AM, RobinHood said:

    Thanks birdbrain for the response.

    Just to be clear are you saying you have seen a juvenile with the crescent behind the bill or that you think this is the most likely ID?

    I have searched my guides and the internet for images of juvenile Pintails and Pintail hybrids and no luck.

    Apparently GW Teal, Baikal Teal,  Gadwall, Wigeons (both), Mallards and ABDs are all recognized hybrids.

    I am hoping it is a pure Pintail as they are very uncommon here at this time of year (actually any time of year).

    Thanks again.

    Apologies for delayed response....Birds in molt, especially youngsters going into adult, can look very odd at the various stages until they are near completion.

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